Originally Posted by texasdave
I know I am old but I remember the time when if a pitcher touched 90 he was considered a hard thrower. These days it seems like every pitcher in mid-90s. Especially the relievers.
I'm not sure the guns were that accurate in the old days. It sure seemed like Gossage threw as hard as anyone I've ever seen (save Chapman) and he was timed about 92-93. I don't remember anyone ever talking about pitch speed with Koufax.
Still it makes sense that today's athlete throws harder.